School Details

Bloomfield Middle School

60 Huck Road, Bloomfield, NJ 07003
(973) 680-8620
3

(out of 10)

Public Grades 7-8 & ungraded 935 students 11 students/teacher (NJ avg is 12)

Test Scores by grade

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67%

New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK)

In 2013-2014 New Jersey used the New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts literacy and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The NJ ASK is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Jersey. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.
  • This school in 2014
  • Bloomfield Township School District average
  • New Jersey state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

77%
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68%
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72%
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79%

New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK)

In 2013-2014 New Jersey used the New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts literacy and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The NJ ASK is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Jersey. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.
  • This school in 2014
  • Bloomfield Township School District average
  • New Jersey state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Bloomfield Middle School is a public middle school in Bloomfield. The principal of Bloomfield Middle School is Mrs. Alla Vayda and can be contacted at avayda@bloomfield.k12.nj.us. 935 students go to Bloomfield Middle School and identify as Asian, Asian/Pacific Islander, and Hispanic. 5% of the Bloomfield Middle School students have "limited English proficiency." 40% of the 935 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Bloomfield Middle School is 11:1. Mt Hebron Middle School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Badminton
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Field hockey
  • Football
  • Gymnastics
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Track

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Asian 9% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 8% 8%
Hispanic 33% 34%
Black, non-Hispanic 29% 26%
White, non-Hispanic 28% 30%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.7% 1%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.3% 0%
Multiracial 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 40% 33%
Limited English proficiency 5% 3%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    It's great! I had mixed feelings when my son first started school in September but he is doing wonderful.

  • (1 year ago)

    I am a parent that my daughter attended this school. I am Honored to say that Bloomfield middle school is a great place to learn. My daughters grade was outstanding with A's and B's but mostly A's. she enjoyed this school as well as her Teachers they all dedicated them selfs very well. The teachers should be very proud of themselves and the office administration should as well. As a parent I would like to take this time and say Thank You and continue to dedicate to your new students they are our Future for the years to come. Sincerely Robert Krupinski

  • (1 year ago)

    I am amazed at the number of students every marking quarter who are placed on the honor roll. More than 50 % of the students earn a place on the high honor or honor roll; how is that possible given their performance on national testing and certainly the performance on the SAT is lacking when they reach the high school. It appears that A's and B's are given very freely to keep everyone happy. The school is not doing anyone any favors by making academic life easy for the students and fooling parents into believing their child is performing at a level that may not be true.

  • (1 year ago)

    ESL classes so GOOD! friendly atmosphere in the classroom the teachers are great. My daughter loved it! Thanks!

  • (2 years ago)

    The curriculum at BMS is aimed squarely at the lower middle. If your child is advanced he/she will be BORED. There is no differentiated instruction. Kids that "get it" just have to wait for everyone else in the class to catch up. The Gifted & Talented program for advanced students meets for only one period every other day. It is not nearly enough to prepare these kids for the advanced honors classes at the high school. The attitude of the administration is "your child is smart he/she will do fine" in high school. At least 2 days per week my child has NO homework at all. Additionally the communication is terrible and the website is awful. Emails and voice mails to staff are not returned.

  • (2 years ago)

    bloomfield middle school has what it takes to provide a safe and inspirational environment for a great education. The staff is great and the administration is very serious. Principal leadership is the best. The school may be a little old but the staff is fresh and armed with new ideas to teach.

  • (4 years ago)

    Excellent Excellent Excellent This is a great school. Way to go.........Students teachers and principal you are great!

  • (5 years ago)

    My son graduated last year from BMS and enjoyed his time there. My daughters are going to the school next year. I would love to see the middle school bring back sports for 7th and 8th graders.

  • (5 years ago)

    my daughter is in her first year at bloomfield middle school and so far she has done very well she loves all her teachers for the most part and really has no negative feelings.. she got 11 A'S on her report card so we are proud for sure!!!!!!!!!!!!.. I don't know of any school without issues and I do hope if any issues arrise in the future they will be addressed... the staff seem very nice and seem to run a tight ship. If a locker is the biggest problem in the school we should be happy!!!!!!!!

  • (5 years ago)

    cause there teachers make learning fun its also a very big heartwarming school

  • (6 years ago)

    As a teacher in this school since it's inception it has never been better. Morale is at an all time high staff and students are greeted by administration every morning with a smile and hello which starts the day on the right foot. My colleagues are overworked but that has never changed. The children are being held directly responsible as are their parents. That's a welcome change. I must agree with all the student posts here that the lockers are an eyesore an embarrassment and simply don't work! The H and S had done an amazing job in replacing the original 60 year old auditorium seats. Maybe the BOE should step up and replace the lockers?

  • (6 years ago)

    i think that this school is the best school my daughter has ever been in

  • (6 years ago)

    Being at the Bloomfield Middle School has taught me a lot. It's taught me to be more responsible. What I don't like about my bms is that we don't have showers in the locker rooms... my locker [in general] seems to be fine. Maybe thats because I'm in the newer wing. Our new principle is so nice and is very motivating. Especially considering with finals coming up next week. Mr. B isn't even that bad as everyone thinks he is. All he is trying to do is making us face what the real world is. I will always remember this school and remember how much it has taught me to be a lot more responsible.

  • (6 years ago)

    On Thursday Mr. G. got David Tyree of the Giants to talk to us about being successful. It was a lot of fun and he was cool. He really encouraged us to do better every day. BMS is s great school except for the lockers! )

  • (6 years ago)

    Im a student at BMS and I think the school is amazing. The principal Mr.G is awesome. Everyone likes him. He made a lot of good changes. Mr.B the vice principal is cool too. The only problem would be the old lockers but over all the teachers are really nice and the students are nice too. I really like the school

  • (6 years ago)

    My daughter seems for the most part to like all of her teachers. She is getting good grades A's and B's . The things she has not been happy with are the Crowding the jammed and broken lockers and yes it was a project getting it fixed she went most of the school year with a broken one. The unhealthy school lunches and more importantly the fact that it is a 2 year school and she hasn't been able to get extra curricular activities like choir during the school day and nothing sports wise which she could participate in after school. Thats upsetting even after calls to her counselor we were told it was too late. The school has its pluses and minues. I like the idea of 2 teachers in a classroom so the students can get more help. Main problem Over Crowded!@! Bloomfield needs another middle school .

  • (6 years ago)

    The middle school is all and all okay. With the new principal and scheduling things were kinda messed up in the beginning of the year. The older lockers tend to cave in and sometimes don't open. its hard to find a janitor when you need one. The school nurses aren't very kind when you have a problem. In the summer it gets super hot and uncomfortable in the classrooms due to no air conditioning. Some windows don't even open. Some of the teachers aren't very good at controlling the classes and overall teaching. zi hope future students like it more then i do and thats all i can say.

  • (6 years ago)

    There seems to be a lack of overall communication between the teachers and administrators. My child is an excellent student but was denied honors classes because she fell short of the 250 mark on the NJASK test. Yet her math average was well above the 100% mark. We were told even though she was completely bored in her regular class that the school didn't want to let her try the honors class for fear she would fail. So basically she was discouraged from trying harder. Eventually after a montha nad a half of pushing my husband and I got her into the honors math class. Now my child tells me it's no different than her regular math class. I'm very disappointed with the school. It's sad because I grew up in this town and went to the same school and it was wonderful back in the mid-1980's.

  • (6 years ago)

    I come to this school and it's horrible.' The classes are packed loud and many teachers can't get control of the class. My spanish class at the beginning of the year had 50 kids in it some one messed up there and i didn't start doing work until two weeks later. Two weeks worth of period 7 wasted. Also my locker is always getting jammed and I can never find a janitor.This school has the same lockers as when my dad came here. The teachers are insane and so are the kids. It's extremely hot and most classes have no air condition. Everything about this schoolis horrible.

  • (6 years ago)

    I've been a teacher at BMS for many years. There are problems inherent in any building with 1 000 adolescents but my experience is that the very vast majority of students are wonderful as is the staff. It's easy to criticize. I'd love to see some parents and students post here who had positive experiences. I hear about them all the time.

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